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A dog shed on wheels is all she got. It is her house.
« on: May 06, 2015, 01:29:02 AM »

A dog shed on wheels is all Irene McGhee got now. Three weeks ago she did not even have that. She had nothing. She slept in the dirt on the street. Carrying here life in carrier bags.



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California Man Selflessly Builds Miniature House for Homeless Woman
May 4, 2015, 5:24 PM ET
PHOTO: Elvis Summers built a small house for McGee less than one month ago.
Elvis Summers built a small house for McGee less than one month ago.
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After 10 years of living outdoors, Irene "Smokie" McGee finally got a temporary roof over her head, when fellow local Elvis Summers generously built her a small house on wheels.

"I feel marvelous," McGee, 60, of Los Angeles, said. "You can't even explain how I feel. I'm on my way to a different life. I want to get my own place and all of that. He's my guardian angel.

"He's one in a million."

Here's an other article.

"California man Elvis Summers builds tiny home on wheels for homeless grandmother "


She even cannot stand upright in that thing.


The wheels id didn't get for nothing. She has to move the house every 72 hours. It's the laws and the rules.

He could as well have bought an old industry or cargo container on wheels.

Nearly no paint on it. There's no rain in California?

He has now the launched the Tiny House Huge Purpose fundraising campaign in order to build miniature houses for other homeless people in the US. His viral campaign also attracted the attention of a local church, who have offered him a 10,000 ft square lot next to it where the homes could be parked.

A church abuses the misery. It offers the place where the tiny houses can be parked. Why doesn't the town do that? Why does the town force the poor to be the slaves of the churches?

Slavery didn't end. Unca Tom's hut you could stand in upright. Today you can't and you have to move the people box every three days.

At the end of the article is a video url.


Elvis Summers got videoed while building the shed.

A different project targets lightweight "homes", based on small pre-built constructions.

Help the Homeless - Build a Dignity Roller Pod
Steve Jensen
Published on Oct 4, 2013

See directions and a list of materials on his blog -- http://dignityrollerpod.blogspot.com
Gary Pickering designs rolling pods for homeless people. Easy and relatively inexpensive to build, Gary's pictures here show several of his pod prototypes. You can customize yours to your own liking. Build a rolling pod to be your very own -- for you and the things you own. You can do it!

Where is dignity when you can't even stand upright in your room?



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$54,566 of $100k
Raised by 1,743 people in 22 days

Created April 13, 2015
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**UPDATE**....."Starting Human" and this "Tiny House Huge Purpose" Gofundme Campaign is a Registered 501c (NPO) Non Profit Organization and is Tax Deductable. YAY!!! Now let's get things really Cookin!! Please #ShareTheGood

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One of the most basic fundamental necessities in life is shelter. With well over a half a million women, children, veterans and families homeless in this grand ol' US of A and with numbers growing daily it's becoming much more difficult to stereotype the homeless as just drug addict bums who "chose" to be or "did it to themselves. There are hundreds of thousands of Human beings who have been forced into being on the streets with nowhere to go and once they get there, are treated as trash and less of a person and criminals. Many cities have criminalized being homeless.

Being homeless is NOT a crime. The true crime is how we as human being look at and treat people that are homeless. Some people don't, but MOST homeless people want help and are desperate to get off the streets. Many to most are loosing hope or have already lost it and are simply dying, homeless and hungry.

How can a person begin to hope and raise themselves up if they only have the dirt beneath their feet to rest their face upon? Everyone can help. Even $1 can make a difference, a difference so big that it literally saves someone's life.

Everyone needs purpose in life. (At least one) It's what drives us. If u have purpose, you have hope.

This Welcome Home: A Tiny House, Huge Purpose Project, is to build tiny house's for homeless Woman, Men, Children, US Veterans and Families who are homeless. Human Beings, not "bums or trash" who need a little humanity, a little help to get off the streets. Please open your hearts and lend a hand by donating whatever you can (even if it's only $1) to help build a tiny home for someone's child, someone's mother, someone's brother, sister, cousin, someone's grandma or a US Veteran and give Hope, Purpose and a chance, back to someone who has lost everything and desperately needs a little help.

Let's Start Being Human!

Thank You!

There is no dignity. There is no dignity in being poor. There is no dignity in being homeless.

A video by CBS:

"South LA Man Gives Homeless Woman New Lease On Life By Building Her Small, Portable House"

See her face. See her eyes. There is no dignity. There is only poverty.

Is this all life has? Is this all?


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Homeless and living in a car: What rules should L.A. apply?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 10:10:55 AM »

"Homeless and living in a car: What rules should L.A. apply?"


What good is a "car" if it is kicked out? It is the same old story over and over again. Homeless is homeless.


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Re: A dog shed on wheels is all she got. It is her house.
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 10:42:02 PM »

In the town of Berlin, the German capital, there are 11,000 homeless. They have no cars.
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